For generations, some women have suffered in silence. While it has always been considered acceptable, and even expected, for men to go through the hair loss process, some in the medical community have treated the issue of women’s hair loss as if it were nonexistent. However, women actually make up approximately forty percent of American hair loss sufferers and, for them, the effects of hair loss on their self-image and emotional well-being can be absolutely devastating. Unfortunately, because it can be the result of so many different causes, and because the issue has gone unexamined for so long, women’s hair loss can also be extremely difficult to accurately diagnose or effectively treat. That’s why, at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, we are so glad to have board certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and expert in the field of women’s hair loss, Dr. Ashley Curtis.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Curtis graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. From there, she went on to receive her medical doctorate from the Medical College of Georgia and then completed her residency at the Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology, where she was named chief resident and received the coveted Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award. During that time she volunteered extensively, working at the Wake Forest Dermatology Department Community Care Clinic and helping to conduct annual skin cancer screenings.
Today, with board certification from the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Curtis has focused her passion on the study of hair loss. She has spent four years treating hair loss and perfecting hair restoration surgery techniques under the tutelage of world-renowned hair restoration expert Dr. Edmond I. Griffin. An active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Curtis has continued to contribute to the advance of medical research, by publishing almost two dozen scholarly articles and presentations and producing regular instructional videos on a wide array of hair and skin related topics.
As Dr. Curtis explains in one of her many instructional YouTube videos, “Women are very different from men: we lose hair differently, our hair grows in differently, and we deal with different color and texture. So it’s important that you visit a specialist who has experience in treating women as well as men. The good news is that we do have treatment options for females, so we don’t have to be scared and hide this hair loss anymore.” If you are experiencing thinning or hair loss, or would like to know more about any of the various hair restoration treatments we offer, please contact The Griffin Center to schedule a consultation. Be sure to also visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.